How Did I Know I Wanted To Work With Computers
This was a question asked to me by another hubber. I thought about it for a while and eventually I found the answer. I just knew I wanted to work with computers.
It started when I was about six. My aunt took me to her work and I was always playing games on her computer. At about 8, a friend and I were playing a Timon & Pumba game when something went wrong. He freaked out and called his brother. I read the message and fixed the error. His brother didn't scold me, he saw what I saw. A girl who knows something about computers.
As a family, a computer was never a requirement but my father decided to get one anyway. And so the following day, a box arrived with the bulkiest computer i'd ever seen. Once again i was fascinated and within an hour, I could explain where to find what and how to do tasks on the computer. This was another sign for me.
As i grew older, technology evolved but i remained constantly fascinated by computers. My parents bought me a laptop and since then, my life has been a whirl of technology. I learned quickly how to operate the laptop and since then, it's been one laptop project after another.
In school, computers was my favourite subject. I excelled in it and it began to seem natural that this was the course i should follow. So i took up various computer courses to benefit my skills and knowledge.
In the course of 5 years since i got my laptop, i have been the mini computer technician that everyone came to when they had a problem with computers. I won't say i'm brilliant at it but i would say i'm up for a challenge and i'm good at what i do.
This was how i realized that i was meant to be in computers. IT is and always will be my passion. I do admit, i have been distracted by many other things but IT calls me home. I've read many books on how to find your passion in life and it's not an easy thing. But once you find it, it's just natural. My advice is to do something you love, something you'd do any time of the day or night for free. That is your passion and that's what you should be doing to make your difference in this world.
Sometimes we don't ever find our passion until we're much older. That's okay because change is good. Never resist change or you may find yourself struggling to cope. Do your own thing and remember that you are unique so leave your own unique print on the earth.